“As a result of the split in the Opposition, Government has a greater responsibility to maintain stability in the country”
Prime Minister Robert Abela has stated that in light of the split in the Opposition, the Government has a greater responsibility to maintain stability in the country.
In comments to the media at the end of a news conference, the Prime Minister stated that the Opposition is unstable and divided, and the Opposition’s democratic credentials have ended up being rejected.
Dr Abela added that the Parliamentary Group has no confidence in the members and has overturned the members’ decision, whilst at the same time the Opposition leader does not respect the Parliamentary Group’s decision.
The Prime Minister further stated that in regard to what has been done badly, he will remain consistent and would not evade the issue. Dr Abela declared that as Prime Minister he is not satisfied with the conclusions drawn by Auditor General Charles Deguara regarding the agreement with VGH, adding that if, as Prime Minister, he had been faced with a similar project, he would have acted differently.
The Prime Minister reiterated that this Government would learn from mistakes and would not be repeating the same mistakes, as otherwise it could not be considered a credible Government which will continue to increase wealth.